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Librarian I

at Martin County Board of County Commissioners

Pay: up to $44940/year
$44940 - $
Posted: 10/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2597913

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Under general direction of the Library Branch Manager, the person in this position is responsible for professional library work involving responsibility for various professional and instructional services in the public library system requiring knowledge of library principles, practices, and techniques. Work includes providing reference services which involves providing information literacy, reader's advisory and instruction to library staff and the public to effectively utilize print and electronic resources.   Assignments are carried out under the direction of the Library Branch Manager who reviews the work for conformance to established policies and standard professional practices.
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee will be required to perform emergency duties as directed.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities & KSA's

(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)
Provide the full range of public service including circulation, reader's advisory and reference.
Responds to in person, mail, telephone, IM, email requests for information and research at a public Information/Reference Desk.
Provide roaming reference to be accessible to customers on the public service floor.
Introduces patrons to reference books and tools and aids them in the use of the online catalog and databases.
Aids patrons in the selection of books and other materials on special subjects or general fiction reading.
Instructs the public and library staff system wide in the use of Library resources including the online catalog, databases and print resources.
Maintains assigned area of the collection to ensure materials are organized and available for customers.
May plan and conduct library tours, computer classes, programs and community outreach.
Promote and inform the public about the full range of programs, resources and services provided by the library system.
Communicates with the Collection Development department about areas of the collection that need to be reviewed including all areas of the print and electronic collection.
May develop bibliographies and fliers in conjunction with the Library PR staff.
Responsible for the library and staff on evenings and weekends in the absence of professional division head.
May train and supervise clerical, paraprofessional and subordinate professionals in specific tasks.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Librarian I - Digital Literacy perform the following additional job duties:
Assists library patrons with utilizing various software packages, programs, computers and scanners, including, but not limited to: photo editing, sound recording, video production, internet chat/conferencing, and computer-aided drafting (CAD) software.

Offers instruction to individuals and groups in intermediate to advanced-level computing techniques, including demonstration with cameras, smartphones, tablets, and other digital devices.

Coordinates hands-on, technology learning opportunities for local business and organizations.

Prepares and presents on-going relevant hands-on technology training workshops for staff and volunteers.

Coordinates, schedules, supervises, trains, and motivates volunteers.

Schedules speakers and teachers to conduct lectures and workshops in the idea lab.
Identifies community partners that will contribute time or content to the idea lab.

Stays current and relate technology trends and their applications to the library system staff and the public.
(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, procedures, and techniques. 
Knowledge of current literature, trends and developments in the field of library science appropriate to the areas of assignment. 
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing. 
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Martin County Library System Customer Service Performance Standards. 
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, and other County employees. 
Knowledge of library reference materials and research techniques. 
Ability to work independently in a wide variety of situations. 
Able to utilize computer technology and software applications. 
Ability to remain flexible and adapt to a dynamic environment. 
Able to work a schedule that includes evenings and weekends.

Education and Experience

Master's Degree in library science or Master's in Information Management or Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. One (1) year of previous experience involving professional library work, which could include technical services and digital services as explained under Essential Function for each position.
A comparable amount of education, training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications; library experience may substitute for degree on a year- for- year basis.
Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
Ability to sit for long periods of time
Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier, and other related office equipment as necessary.
Ability to push loaded book carts, stand for lengthy periods of time, bend and reach to shelve materials. 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed primarily indoors.

Involves frequent interaction with people.